~ If My Child Lived In Heaven ~

I had little darlings, God gave as His gift
I held them so close, forever to live.
Yet, how blessed I'd be, if Jesus chose me,
to bear Him a child, His heaven to see.

No more to suffer, no years to grieve,
If Jesus took them home, where they really should be.
If my child was in heaven, no more to fit here-
Then nothing of earth, would we ever hold dear,
except those we love - and soon we'd be there,
Together for always, that new life to share.

If my child went to heaven, then I would be blessed
To know they are safe, so my heart could then rest-
That they'd not be here, to suffer so deep,
to watch us all die, in heartbreak to weep-
I love them so much, I'd be glad they were swept
up into glory- forevermore kept.

My Jesus would keep me, His love is so sure,
if my child was set free, from being my all.
I would hold precious memory to keep in my heart,
for my child lives in me, we never can part,
As I know all we've shared, is such perfect love,
that though out of sight, we'll always be one.

Though how I would ache, I'd still have a smile
For my child's delight, is all guaranteed
and no matter what happens, the child that God gave
I will always keep, eternally.

~**~

Soft whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems June 2011
heartwhispers@iinet.net.au
Poetry from the Heart

Our greatest pleasure is
that which rebounds from a heart
that we have made forever glad
'Henry Ward Beecher'

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